Support Darcy Montgomery for the 2020 motionball Marathon Of Sport Toronto

On September 26, I am proud to be participating in motionball’s first ever virtual edition of Marathon of Sport, hosted by Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue.

We can’t play in person this year, so we need your support more than ever. With many Special Olympics programs and fundraising initiatives on hold, our goal is to ensure that no athlete is left behind when programs resume.

That picture is my friend Adam. He'd normally be looking forward to playin the different sports and games and hanging out with my team for the day at Marathon of Sport. Since he can't do that, let's raise him and Special Olympics Canada a pile of money instead.

You in?

For more information on motionball or how you can join me in the 2020 Virtual Marathon of Sport please visit motionball.com/marathonofsport/

Special Olympics Athletes On My Team

Adam Whaley
Meet Adam, a Special Olympics athlete who represents the 50,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability who participate in Special Olympics programs. Your support is ensuring athletes like Adam can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball

What is your happiest/proudest Special Olympics memory?

There are so many in the last 20 years. I always love to go to tournaments and play, eat and celebrate with all my friends.

How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)

I love my job at l'Arche Daybreak where I work in a woodery and a craft studio and I help out in the office and with the day program there. I also play ice hockey with my hockey team. At home, I play my favourite computer games - Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune - and listen to music on the computer and my tablet music. I like to write out recipes and I like to cook with my mom. I like to type out stories and recipes on my computer. I like going to family events.

What do you love most about motionball events?

Playing the different sports and games and hanging out with my team for the day.

Fundraising Totals

I have raised $8,441 out of my goal of $10,000

85%

My team has raised $16,695 out of our goal of $15,000

112%

My Wall Of Awesome

  • Darcy Montgomery  $250
  • Leslie Blachford  $100
  • Paul & Yvonne Montgomery  $500
  • Peggy Coleman  $100
  • Marco Presutto  $100
  • Denise Sanginesi  $100
  • Daniel Nelles  $100
  • William Dunton  $50
  • Deanna Carter  $100
  • Jodi Clare
  • Patricia Montgomery  $52
  • Jan Davis  $100
  • Ryan Kelly  $100
  • Michael DeAngelis  $100
  • Sally Dunton  $50
  • Darcy Montgomery  $450
  • Tim Evans
  • Jane Kinney  $200
  • Mark Graham  $250
  • Stephanie Stechishen  $100
  • Diane and Bob Perigoe
  • Aaron Montgomery  $102
  • Benjamin Cooper
  • Struan Robertson
  • Mike Hurley  $100
  • Sebastian Martinez  $27

HOW CAN YOUR DOLLARS HELP?

motionball for Special Olympics is a registered not-for-profit corporation, raising money for Special Olympics programs across Canada. 70% of the funds we raise are distributed to programs in the province where they are raised, with the remainder going to the long-term funding of programs through the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

While COVID-19 has affected us all, Special Olympics athletes are feeling the effects of this global pandemic more than most. Sport programs are suspended, competitions have been cancelled, and many athletes remain stuck indoors, at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population. Now more than ever, the role of motionball in these athlete’s lives is incredibly important. As one of the Special Olympics’ largest funding partners in Canada, motionball has donated over $13M to date. motionball supporters are dedicated to ensuring that every local club and program can return stronger than before, and that no Special Olympics athlete is left behind.

  • 49,626

    The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 20,184

    Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 21,953

    The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers


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